Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Tale of Duelling Gamers - June Progress

Just a quick update on the ToDG progress so far - not a lot has been done, in all honesty, as the month has played out busier than expected so far, especially with the World Cup going on! I've managed to assemble all the Wildwood Rangers (the first ten of which are shown below) but at the moment, painting is yet to commence on them.

In the spirit of showing more WiPs though, I will show a bit of the painting that has been done. I've had 15 Glade Riders in the wings for a while, and I've finally made a start on painting their horses.

Fifteen horses in a variety of shades!

This one is slightly further along, with all the leatherwork painted...

With just under two weeks left to get the Wildwood Rangers painted, I'd better crack on soon or end up facing a repeat of the first month, and miss the deadline!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Phalanx 2014

Just a quick post to say that we will be taking our Battle of Kirkburn Bridge game to the Phalanx wargames show in St Helens tomorrow, so if there's anyone in the North West reading this - please pop over to our table to say hello and have a chat! 

Check out the Spartans' website for more details of the show: http://spartans.org.uk/#&panel1-1 

Monday, 2 June 2014

A Tale of Duelling Gamers - Here We Go Again...

Into month three we go then, so what have I got lined up this time around? 

Well, I have two boxes of these:

which will be used to make twenty of these guys:

So that's twenty Wildwood Rangers to build and paint. A big step up from last month, but not quite as big a target as the Eternal Guard back in April! I'm looking forward to putting these together as the models are pretty darn cool looking, and I have plans for a "darker" variation on my usual colour scheme to reflect the Rangers' more sinister nature...

Amount Spent: $94
Number of Figures: 20
Price at Current UK exchange rate: £51.94
GW UK Retail Price: £47
Price Paid: £40

Here you can see some of the incongruity between UK and Australian GW prices; a single Treeman in Australia costs $2 more than two boxes of Wildwood Rangers, but somehow in the UK the two boxes of Wildwood Rangers work out as a whole £10 more expensive than the Treeman! 

Anyway, as we're now at the halfway stage of the Tale, I thought I'd do a quick round-up of the spending so far as well:

Amount "Spent": $388
Number of Figures: 51
Equivalent at current UK exchange rate: £214.34
GW UK Retail: £157.80
Actual Amount Spent: £136.50 ($247.09)

You can see that even at the halfway stage, I'm a good few bob better off than buying at normal GW prices, let alone Australian GW prices. I've saved just over £20 compared to buying everything brand new (and that's quite a skewed figure as it is, given that two out of the three months so far have featured brand new models that haven't popped up on eBay yet...). Compared to my Australian brethren though, I've saved a massive £78/$141 on their GW prices...